Each summer the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts holds a Radio Camp right here at VPR. For a week, dozens of young people fill our studios and learn the techniques of old-fashioned radio dramas – microphones, sound effects, melodramatic voice- overs and all.
The radio play they created this year is called "The Baby Snooks Show". It’s about a girl in the 1930s who looks for love by exchanging letters through a lonely hearts club. In this scene, the girl, named Snooks, is about to meet the man she plans to elope with for the first time – but the youngster doesn’t realize yet that her dream boy is actually an elderly man. Ah, poor Snooks.